A Manual of Current Shorthand: Orthographic and Phonetic by HENRY SWEET

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These Are The Generations o f I r a n i a n (Sensu Geogvaphico) The item we w i l l T>yi/âabïr: deal here w i t h i s the Old Persian word f o r " i n ­ s c r i p t i o n " , concerning which Kent (1953:191) says: dïpï- sb. 'inscription': Elam. tup-pi, Akk. tuppu. ι loan from Sumerian dup- (Bn. Gr. §282) ; not with contamination of Iran. *vipi= Skt. lipi'smearing, writing' (Pisani, Riv. Stud. Pr. 14:320), as Skt. lipiindicates writing with ink rather than engraving on stone, dipi -mai [/] nsf.

Halpern (1983:120-121) has done a nice analogue: "One can easily imagine a transposition of the litany in SDeb to the circumstances of the American Civil War. : .... Out of Massachusetts, statesmen came down, And from Pennsylvania those who wield the writer's pen. 14 YOËL L . ARBEITMAN ; In me, Machir, probers came down And from Zebulun drawers on wand of the scribe's narration. The f i r s t lines are near identical (the "me" derives from a misunder­ standing of the Hebrew Archaic prep. ; the t h i r d line of A matches the second ( i .

I have taken some l i b e r t i e s with each translation in order to make them align with their respective texts, i . e . , I have altered semi-translations into more of semi-glosses, to the best of my a b i l i t y . As opposed to the glosses on p. 28, Weißbach, as a translation, is here employed only for the Bab. 30 YOËL L . ARBEITMAN I w i l l allow myself but two observations on a form in §58: the verb EL-manra (the pronunciation of the syllabogram EL is not known) i s ana­ lyzed by Paper (1955:60) as having a f i n a l "hybrid" element /-nra/ sisting tive /-r/ of /-n-r/, " i .

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